Stockyards in Bridgeport

Started in 2011, Open House Chicago is a fantastic way to explore the nooks and crannies throughout Chicago that you might not otherwise get the opportunity to see up close. Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the event boasts free tours of over 200 buildings that will open their doors to visitors on October 15-16. You can spend one day exploring sites in the Loop, and the other day check out some of the amazing opportunities in other great parts of the city. Here’s a guide to three neighborhoods you’ll want to visit as part of this amazing two-day celebration of Chicago architecture and design.